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      03-19-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
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Springs for a 335Xi

So I'm debating getting springs for my Xi to lower it a bit and remove the boaty feeling of the car. Will springs get the job done? since this is a Daily I don't really want to get coils as I wont really be tracking the car I'm just going for a better look and slightly better feel over the stock Xi suspension. Also I read that I can blow my stock struts with lowering springs and will end up with a pretty bouncy ride. Is this correct? Thanks in advance guys!
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      03-19-2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yo- I have 2011 335xi
H&R sport springs- 30k on springs w/ stock suspension
No problems...knock on wood
Nice drop, text me ill send pix. (I happy) to each is everyone's own.
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      03-21-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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You'll need either bilstein b8 or koni yellows otherwise it'll be shit with stock struts and lowering springs.
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      03-21-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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"Shit" is a relative term... Is it track ready, no...
If ur looking for a slight drop, it's fine and that is what I was looking for and it has held up.
But I guess it's shit
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"Shit" is a relative term... Is it track ready, no...
If ur looking for a slight drop, it's fine and that is what I was looking for and it has held up.
But I guess it's shit
did u notice increase in handling or just the slight drop in height?
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did u notice increase in handling or just the slight drop in height?
Yeah i was wondering the same. Did you notice any change in handling, positive or negative?
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I just went with yellow koni's and eibach pro springs. I love the stance now, but need to dial everything in. Might go up 1 setting in the shocks and trim the bump stops a little more. Also I'm not a fan of the Run- flats on my car.
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I just went with yellow koni's and eibach pro springs. I love the stance now, but need to dial everything in. Might go up 1 setting in the shocks and trim the bump stops a little more. Also I'm not a fan of the Run- flats on my car.
Holy crap that looks good! How much did the whole setup cost you?
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      03-23-2016, 06:11 PM   #9
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did u notice increase in handling or just the slight drop in height?
Alittle, but probably my imgaination-
Sits better
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I just went with yellow koni's and eibach pro springs. I love the stance now, but need to dial everything in. Might go up 1 setting in the shocks and trim the bump stops a little more. Also I'm not a fan of the Run- flats on my car.
Holy crap that looks good! How much did the whole setup cost you?
I picked up mine on autoanything.com both Koni (20%) and Eibach (10%) products were on sale with free shipping. $921 at my door. Relatively easy install once you find a good placement for the spring compressors. Only need some basic hand tools, a jack, stands and spring compressor which is free to rent at most auto stores.
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That's about the same price for BC coilobers.
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Springs

It's kind of a catch 22 in that you can lower your car with springs but what your gaining in stability, you are creating a new problem. Your shocks are meant for that ride height and the shock is at a certain stroke level so that it is optimum compression and rebound control. You are now changing that level and still asking that shock to control it the same way in a different position in its original design. Usually the car will be stiffer and firmer but much less control with compression and rebound resulting in a bouncy ride. Coilovers aren't always for track days, they are a much more adjustable ride across the whole spectrum. Budget wise, springs will do part of what your looking for though. Best of luck
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Is it true the hr springs are much stiffer riding over the einach?
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Is it true the hr springs are much stiffer riding over the eibach?
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